“Concentration isn’t a forcing of your mind on the breath or on the pain, the pleasant sensation or on the thought. It’s much more a sense of the opening, the softening, the receiving—that’s what allows the mind to settle.” – Jack Kornfield
Proceeding with the practice in daily life series on my Heart Wisdom podcast, this episode I explore right concentration and mindful breathing.
Concentration brings tranquility. With all of the noises in the world and in our minds, it is often challenging to be still. I discuss that when we focus on an awareness of our breath, the rise and fall of our chest, we begin to access a deep, tranquil space. In that tranquility, we can find truth, God, and the innermost parts of our own selves.